There are a variety of security requirements and precautions one should routinely abide by in the marijuana industry and for good reasoning, because there are a variety of risks associated with transporting marijuana.
In this article, we aim to capture three specific risks to be aware of – so that you can properly prepare and successfully execute a transportation route by taking the necessary precautions.
Understanding the risks involved in the industry is crucial – as you cannot implement strategies to avoid a situation if you are not aware of the potential risks that could cause certain situations.
3 Potential Risks
- Potential Theft
- Federal Legality
- Loss in Quality
In many cities across the country and across the globe, there is the risk of encountering criminals committing crimes, including theft. Theft is a major concern in the marijuana industry, as marijuana possesses a high value and is typically transported in large quantities from supplier to provider.
Criminals realize this and may jump on a thieving opportunity if they are aware when and where the marijuana is being transported.
Which is why it is crucial to ensure that the vehicle transporting marijuana does not have any taboo markings, marketing materials or any other indication that marijuana is being transported within the vehicle.
Abiding by security requirements and regulations can significantly reduce the risk of potential theft.
Transportation routes must be followed in abidance with state and local laws. This is vitally important when your business is located within a bordering town, as you run the risk of crossing state lines if an unexpected detour is taken during the transportation route.
It is federally illegal to cross state lines with marijuana in the vehicle.
Abiding by state and local laws, staying within permitted municipalities will assist you with deterring this risk entirely and avoiding federal prosecution.
Loss in Quality
During transportation, if you don’t have the proper packaging in place you may run the risk of losing or compromising the quality of the marijuana product.
Marijuana is prone to drying out when exposed to the elements, ultimately losing weight. During transportation temperature and environmental control are vital factors in addition to shaking and other unexpected movements during transit.
If temperatures and the environment are not properly controlled and maintained, products such as marijuana edibles may run the risk of melting or breaking apart during transportation.
Through proper packaging and environmental control, these risks can often be significantly reduced and in some cases eliminated entirely.
If you are a business seeking a secure and reliable world class transportation company with the uppermost standards for asset protection to transport your marijuana, be sure to steer toward Blumfield Secure Transport.
With an outstanding reputation and a highly trained professional fleet, Blumfield Secure Transport is always taking the necessary steps and precautions to ensure the clients cargo remains secure and is delivered to the source on-time.
**Disclaimer: This article is not intended to be legally binding nor a form of legal advice. If you plan to transport marijuana as a business, we strongly recommend that you first seek advice from a qualified attorney or a legal representative in your state to ensure you are abiding by all state and local laws.